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Jun 23, Bronislava Sencakova marked it as to-read Shelves: Criemn think that a strong background in Stoicism or Nietszchean philosophy would help to provide a groundwork for Baudrillard’s work, but I have only a passing knowledge here. In the end it is not a book to understand but a cry out for action, that is to recover the lost body of Reality at times when people are mesmerized by the virtuality of gadgets, mass market and all forms of porn.

I can’t defend the writing style, and I can’t claim to have correctly understood a word of it.

The Perfect Crime by Jean Baudrillard

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The death of mystic real difference gives away to indifferencethe collapse of otherness into a hall of mirrors. No wonder the physical sciences think that most of us humanities folks are a joke.

This is Baudrillard at his most pessimistic and most poetic. Aug 18, Steven Felicelli rated it it was amazing. Still, this was certainly original and unusual. The abstraction of the ‘spectacle’ was never irrevocable, even for the Situationists.

And the book has jokes! The ease of murder, the abject suffering of many of our fellow humans, the terrible slaughter of so many species to feed our appetites. Check out the “No Pity For Sarajevo” section. Perfceto spends the opening segments of the book claiming that there is no objective reality that can be perceived by the human mind or senses.


To ask other readers questions about The Perfect Crimeplease sign up. For there the irony, the challenging, the anticipation, the maleficence come to an end, as inexorably as hope dies at the gates of hell.

This is what happens when someone becomes too famous A lyrical, audacious, and at times penetrating and even prophetic commentary and critique on our modern and post-modern condition. Jan 14, Ernesto Priani saiso rated it liked it. Eprfecto think that a strong b It’s pretty easy to criticize this book. Besides it’s always an uncomfortable proposition to translate something even straight-forward.

Sure, I agree in a cultural values sense, but I don’t see how his original philosophical framework supports this. Whereas unconditional realization is irrevocable, since we are no longer either alienated or dispossessed: Then think about how monstrous we are for importing Pedfecto around the globe.

But I think his perception of the world is bizarrely accurate and ahead of his time. I think Baudrillard deliberately employs the language of a prophet; chances are that some of his prophecies will come true and others will say — see, he said it before Facebook appeared! Paperbackpages. Want to Read saving…. Abundantly clever, like an eye so eager to explore it snaps the nerve anchoring it to the brain. Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.

Aug 21, Mike rated it liked it. There are sections that were clear as a bell, but this was definitely not always the case.


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Jason rated it liked it Apr jan, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An intense, dense, and powerful whirlwind of thought. I’m also at a disadvantage, because I’m not a student of philosophy.

Aug 31, Davin Hall rated it really liked it. Those who are beyond. Quotes from The Perfect Crime. Trivia About The Perfect Crime. May 04, Remi Watts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Enjoyable to read yet smart and sharp. Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy centers on the twin concepts of ‘hyperreality’ and ‘simulation’.

The murder of reality and it’s replacement by hyperreality, perfect because we care not, know not about it.

Published August 17th by Verso first published We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost the capacity to comprehend reality as it actually exists.

Th Traversing science, media, culture, sexuality and war, Jean Baudrillard takes us on a dizzying journey through the post-modern. Pdrfecto books in the series.

The Perfect Crime

The reality that we are now thrown into is a better lie, a thrilling experience of lack. I knew this was a book for hipsters to carry around to look smart and not actually read. Well, that is paradise: